Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
5 steps Manchester City need to take to regain its long-term dominance
5 steps Manchester City need to take to regain its long-term dominance

Manuel Pellegrini seems certain to be the fall guy for the failings of Manchester City during the 2014-15 club season. While his tactics and stubbornness can certainly be critiqued, the positives about the Chilean manager have not been seen in sometime. Let’s take a moment to look at what Pellegrini has […]

Appetite for pro soccer in Florida proving critics dead wrong
Appetite for pro soccer in Florida proving critics dead wrong

Florida has been kicked around long and hard by the critics over the years. Often seen as a pro soccer wasteland and a place that could not support the American pro game, the state has been the biggest storyline of this year’s young professional soccer season. Orlando City SC, who made […]

2015 NASL season preview: Predicted winners and major talking points
2015 NASL season preview: Predicted winners and major talking points

The North American Soccer League (NASL) will begin its fifth season as an independent league on April 4. The league, which features the world-famous New York Cosmos, faces numerous challenges in the marketplace. Currently, the NASL is the only designated Division 2 league under United States Soccer Federation (USSF) guidelines, […]

One World Sports looks forward to a 2015 filled with its soccer programming
One World Sports looks forward to a 2015 filled with its soccer programming

At the Sportel Conference in Miami last week, World Soccer Talk sat down with One World Sports’ Executive Vice President for Programming and Production Joel Feld to discuss the TV network’s contract to televise New York Cosmos games, as well as its other soccer programming. In recent years, the Connecticut-based […]

With NASL-ESPN deal, NASL games now more accessible online than MLS
With NASL-ESPN deal, NASL games now more accessible online than MLS

The North American Soccer League (NASL) today announced a global partnership with ESPN whereby a minimum of a 120 NASL matches each season will be carried across 75 nations on various ESPN online platforms including ESPN3.com in the United States. While MLS secured a 7-year TV deal starting this season, the […]

How faith and hard work paid off for Minnesota’s soccer supporters
How faith and hard work paid off for Minnesota’s soccer supporters

Minnesota is perhaps the most deserving market for MLS that has joined the league since Portland was announced in April 2009. The region, which has played host to a team in a professional league since 1990 — the longest such streak for any American market — has been through its ups and […]

Steven Gerrard’s red card caps off career that promised so much more
Steven Gerrard’s red card caps off career that promised so much more

The celebration of Steven Gerrard’s career will be a main area of focus over the player’s final weeks as a Liverpool player. However, for many, Steven Gerrard is exiting his career in Europe as a figure of tragedy. While Liverpool fans and Gerrard backers will point to his trophy haul and […]

Time for MLS to pull the plug on Miami debacle
Time for MLS to pull the plug on Miami debacle

The time has come for MLS to pull the plug on the Miami debacle. The league, which has begun its 20th season in a strong position, now has the ability to pick and choose expansion markets. David Beckham’s commitment to Miami and to MLS is admirable, but the market is […]

4 ways Manchester City can give Barcelona a run for its money
4 ways Manchester City can give Barcelona a run for its money

Manchester City’s recent league form has resembled the club’s constant struggles in Europe – lots of meaningless possession punctuated by defensive errors and eventual capitulation. Now Manuel Pellegrini faces Barcelona for the fourth time in thirteen months with his job potentially hanging in the balance. Pellegrini’s previous matches against better […]

Manchester City’s problems go way beyond Manuel Pellegrini
Manchester City’s problems go way beyond Manuel Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini’s tenure as Manchester City manager has been called into question after a series of indifferent performances that culminated in a 1-0 loss against Burnley on Saturday. The Chilean manager’s position, depending on what source you consider, is either safe or in terminal crisis. Ironically at Turf Moor on Saturday, it […]

Time for MLS to look beyond Miami for second Florida soccer team
Time for MLS to look beyond Miami for second Florida soccer team

The time for Major League Soccer to look past Miami and David Beckham has come to pass. Don Garber’s 45-day deadline is almost certain to come and go without a resolution in Miami’s favor. Thus the time has come to consider other options. Let me make the case today that […]

Van Gaal’s big buys underwhelm, leaving Manchester United vulnerable
Van Gaal’s big buys underwhelm, leaving Manchester United vulnerable

Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United tenure appears to be getting rockier by the day. In hindsight, Monday’s 2-1 loss at Old Trafford to Arsenal in the FA Cup Sixth Round seems predictable given the recent performances of the Red Devils. Still, losing to one of the club’s great rivals and […]

Orlando City 1-1 New York City FC match report; By Kartik Krishnaiyer
Orlando City 1-1 New York City FC match report; By Kartik Krishnaiyer

Florida has been kicked around by critics for years as a place where professional soccer could not thrive. But as I wrote on Thursday, things have changed in three major Florida markets. Foremost among them is Orlando who played its first MLS game Sunday afternoon at a sold-out Citrus Bowl. The 62,510 […]

NASL could suffer greatly due to MLS and its new CBA deal
NASL could suffer greatly due to MLS and its new CBA deal

The new MLS Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) appears to be a big victory for MLS players and for the league’s management. With four new expansion clubs having paid large fees to join the league and a new TV deal along with several new lucrative sponsorships, Major League Soccer is poised […]

7 reasons Manchester City keeps getting exposed in the Champions League
7 reasons Manchester City keeps getting exposed in the Champions League

Manchester City’s defeat to Barcelona in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 on Tuesday was deja vu for most City supporters. Here are 7 reasons why Manchester City keeps getting exposed in the Champions League: 1- Tactical Naivety Manchester City has built a deep squad to compete on […]